Well, thanks to Alicia stopping by and letting me know that the 21 day creative challenge doesn't limit you to 15 minutes per exercise, I was able to get a little more done in my favorites series ATCs. Todays card is "Ballet".
As a little girl and even into my teens, I was involved in dance. My favorite class was ballet and I still love watching it to this day. Our family makes the Nutcracker ballet an annual tradition during the holidays and it's something I look forward to every year. My daughter is now enrolled in dance classes and it brings back so many memories to see her twirling around the studio floor. For todays exercise, I did return to prismacolor pencils BUT I wanted to try and simplify the illustration (I am a nut about details), really get down to basics.
I began thinking about my daughter in her ballet class while I did this. She rarely smiles as she is dancing... it's not that she doesn't enjoy herself, instead she concentrates on learning the steps that hard. You can almost see the wheels turning in her head while she studies her dance teacher.
Yesterday afternoon was the exception, as she was nearing the end of her routine, I caught the sweetest smile skim over her face as she crossed the dance floor and it was such a wonderful sight to see. So, this study is dedicated to my little ballerina and all the other young dancers out there... may all your dreams come true. =)